Prizes, presents and puddings at Pinner Court

There may have been no Prancer but there were prizes, presents and puddings as Pinner Court residents celebrated Christmas in style thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

The Baker Street Quarter, a not for profit organisation who represent over 160 local businesses in Baker Street area, coordinated donations towards the event, including wine, fresh turkeys and fancy desserts.

Residents enjoyed pulling crackers, a fantastic hot meal of turkey with all the trimmings, wine and music.

There was also a raffle with prizes including afternoon tea for two at The Hyatt Regency Hotel – The Churchill, chocolates and bottles of wine.

Karen Harris, scheme manager, cooked the meal for the thirteenth year in a row. Although she did add she was a vegetarian and this was her first time she had cooked a whole turkey. The residents who were tucking in all said she had done an excellent job. Karen said: "It is great to see all our residents enjoying themselves, thanks again to the Baker Street Quarter for coming along and helping out with serving the lunch."

Staff from CityWest Homes including Gavin Ridgewell, mechanical and electrical team, and Jennifer Hay, resident relations, and the Baker Street Quarter helped out with serving the food and drinks.

Leonard Door (photographed below) said: "I have just moved here. The Christmas dinner was fabulous, especially all the desserts and it was a great opportunity to meet some of my neighbours."

We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations:
• Vouchers for dinner and afternoon tea at The Montagu courtesy of The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
• Three fresh turkeys from No. Ten Manchester Street
• Delicious fruit and chocolate desserts and puddings from Double Tree by Hilton hotels
• 12 fancy bottles of wine from Home House
• 18 fabulous bottles of wine from Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza
• Fruit and vegetables from Tesco
• Mince pies from Baker Street Quarter

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